Friday, September 21, 2012
Check out the film PLAY DEAD, a film of the off-broadway live horror show!!
Now this looks cool! PLAY DEAD is a film of a live stage show of the same name. The film is directed by Shade Rupe and Teller (of the comedy/magic team Penn & Teller). The film stars Teller and Todd Robbins in what looks to be one of the coolest stage shows ever! For those that don't have a chance to see the live show, we can all experience it now thanks to this film! Here is some basic info about the show from the official website of the film:
Famed silent magician Teller (of Penn & Teller) and Coney Island showman Todd Robbins thrill a live audience with gory ghastly spectacles based on real-life killers and psychic pranksters in this film of their off-Broadway show PLAY DEAD, caught live at The Players Theatre on Manhattan's historic MacDougal street.
"Play Dead" is inspired by the American spook show, an underground entertainment that thrived from the 1930s to the 1970s. It was quite an experience for fans of Grand Guignol, and we've been told we've done a fair job of conveying that onscreen. Expect brutal onstage beatings, nubile nudity, and chunks of the show performed in absolute darkness. Even the exit signs go off! Be welcome, and BEWARE!
In the live show, the audience is frequently plunged into total darkness. For the film, we shot what went on in the dark in infrared, and, from time to time, we let filmgoers glimpse some of the secrets the live audience never got to see.
I would love to check out this live show.....I can't imagine how much fun it would be. But, this film looks like it will capture all the magic and mystique of the live show for all of us who don't have a chance to see it live. The film premiered July 27th at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Keep an eye on the website and join the mailing list to keep up to date on future screenings.
CLICK HERE to watch the trailer